Monday, April 8, 2019


Sweet home Chicago! The Cubs beat the Pirates 10-0 in their home opener behind Jon Lester's abbreviated start and a six-run 2nd punctuated by three Pittsburgh errors. Lester (2 IP, 0 ER, 4 K) ripped an RBI double before leaving with left hamstring tightness in the 3rd.

Javier Baez lived up to his El Mago nickname by throwing his bat at a pitch in the dirt to stroke an RBI single. KB's RBI double put the Cubs up 8-0 in the 3rd, Schwarber added a two-run homer, and the Chicago bullpen picked up where Lester left off. Friendly Confines, indeed!

The series continues Wednesday at Wrigley.

Go Cubs go!

Image Credits:  Chicago Cubs

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